How to Play
Rock - Paper - Scissors -
Lizard - Spock
A twist on the classic old
Here's a twist on the classic
game of "Rock Paper Scissors". It's called, "Rock Paper Scissors Lizard
Spock" and was originally created by Sam
Kass in the mid 1990's and has also been seen on TV
recently. Once you start playing this version of the game, you'll probably
never go back to the original.
Instead of the classic three
options of "rock paper scissors", this version of the game has five options
for each player to throw. So logically, there are more possible outcomes,
and thus added interest AND potential to keep your children busy and occupied
for a longer period of time.
play this two-player game, each player holds their hand in a fist and counts
1 - 2 -3 ! After the "3" count, they make one of the hand signals
such as a rock (fist), a paper (flat open hand), or scissors (index and
middle finger extended as scissors). Add the lizard (thumb on bottom
of the four straight fingers that held together like a lizard head), and
Spock (make the Vulcan greeting with a "V" between ring and middle finger).
As an alternative to counting,
you can shout "rock paper scissors lizard Spock!" and throw your option
when you say "spock" or right after it (players should decide this ahead
of time). The winner is determined immediately, and kids think it's
fun to act this out -- for example, put your paper hand over the rock fist,
or have the lizard pretend to bite Spock.
Each of the options has two
ways to conquer, and two ways to be defeated.
Rock crushes Scissors or crushes
Scissors cuts Paper or decapitates
Paper covers Rock or disproves
Lizard eats Paper or poisons
Spock vaporizes Rock or smashes
Still don't get it?
Here's a diagram that you might need to print:
Each round has a clear winner
and a clear loser, so the more rounds you play, the more opportunities
both players have to win.
I almost can't bear to acknowledge
the tragedy that there are probably some children who may not know who
Spock is. If this is the case, and your children have been deprived of
the joy of Star Trek, then you'll need to explain. They'll probably get
it if you just describe him as a half-alien (Vulcan)/half-human super-scientist
who has amazing strength, logic and mental powers. You could also throw
in that he traveled the galaxy with his crewmates aboard a Starship ...
in an ongoing mission to visit strange new worlds, seek out new life and
new civilizations and to boldly go where no man has gone before......
Um, Ok you can leave out that last part if you want.
With this game in your repetoire,
you will be ready to enjoy your road trek.
Drive long, and prosper.
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